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Title:The Selfish Gene
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Richard Dawkins
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Number of Pages:360
Category:Non fiction, Evolution, Science, Philosophy, Psychology

The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins

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Inheriting the mantle of revolutionary biologist from Darwin Watson and Crick Richard Dawkins forced an enormous change in the way we see ourselves and the world with the publication of The Selfish Gene Suppose instead of thinking about organisms using genes to reproduce themselves as we had since Mendel s work was rediscovered we turn it around and imagine that our genes build and maintain us in order to make more genes That simple reversal seems to answer many puzzlers which had stumped scientists for years and we haven t thought of evolution in the same way since Why are there miles and miles of unused DNA within each of our bodies Why should a bee give up its own chance to reproduce to help raise her sisters and brothers With a prophet s clarity Dawkins told us the answers from the perspective of molecules competing for limited space and resources to produce more of their own kind Drawing fascinating examples from every field of biology he paved the way for a serious re evaluation of evolution He also introduced the concept of self reproducing ideas or memes which seemingly use humans exclusively for their propagation If we are puppets he says at least we can try to understand our strings Rob Lightne

Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder, A Devil's Chaplain: Reflections on Hope, Lies, Science, and Love, The God Delusion, Climbing Mount Improbable, The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution, The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True, The Selfish Gene, The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution, The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design, The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene